When you're living with heartburn that doesn't quit, the problem might not be gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) or reflux. You may have a rare allergic condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis. Our allergists deliver effective care, including testing, treatments, and support so you can get lasting relief.
Your esophagus is part of your digestive system. When you swallow, food travels down the esophagus to the top part of your stomach.
Eosinophils are white blood cells that help you fight infections. A healthy esophagus has no eosinophils. With EoE, eosinophils are present in the esophagus and cause inflammation that triggers symptoms.
These symptoms include:
You may face a higher risk for this condition if you have food allergies, such as a soy or wheat allergy. Your risk also goes up if you have other allergic conditions, including asthma and eczema.
Some people live with regular discomfort for years because EoE symptoms are so similar to GERD. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we put an end to the pain. Our complete approach to treating EoE includes getting you the right diagnosis and effective treatment.
Other highlights of our program include: